Kelvin Kemm is a nuclear physicist and chairman of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation: South Africa is getting ready to buiild three new nuclear power plants. Koeberg nuclear power plant was built on time and within budget, 40 years ago. There is no reason why South Africa cannot do it again. We have far superior skills and technology now than we had then. Anti-nuclear activists want wind and solar instead.
Werner Herzog, film maker: He has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature- and documentary films. American film critic Roger Ebert said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons, or uninteresting. Of particular interest for EFN - USA are Herzog's appreciation of everyone's reliance on the modern way of life, with abundant energy and modern technologies. He says that there is no turning back to life without abundant energy and advanced technologies.
Uli Weber, Geophysiker: www.kaltesonne.de - Das Problem: Der natürliche Kohlenstoffdioxid-Kreislauf (Abbildung 1) auf unserem Planeten Erde steht in Verdacht, durch den industriellen CO2-Eintrag des Menschen aus den Fugen zu geraten und eine globale Klimakatastrophe zu verursachen. Aber ist dieser natürliche CO2-Kreislauf überhaupt voll verstanden und richtig in die Computermodelle zur Vorhersage des zukünftigen Klimas eingegangen?
James Conca, Forbes: The growing disparity of wealth today has many parallels with the unequal societies that emerged in the Middle Ages, where wealth and power resided primarily in the hands of a few feudal lords. But wealth inequality is not the same as energy inequality. And that is the primary difference between economic inequality in present-day America and Medieval Europe. Wealth inequality is still about a factor of a million, but energy inequality is down to a factor of about ten. That is because energy has never been so cheap and plentiful in the history of humankind as it is today.